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Thursday, October 31
 

9:00am

S102. Best of the Best Books of 2013 for Grades 6-8

As the world of young adult literature continues to expand, it becomes harder and harder to keep up with new trends and titles. Michael Cart will focus on middle school readers in this lively presentation of the Best Books of 2013. Level: 6-8


Speakers

Thursday October 31, 2013 9:00am - 12:00pm
Illinois Conference Room

9:00am

S103. Book Repair

This hands-on seminar is designed to teach techniques for extending shelf life on materials.  Prevention is the key; but you will learn to re-insert loose pages and fix broken spines, torn header caps, ripped and torn pages. Each participant will receive a free sample packet of repair materials. Additional instructions will be emailed one week prior to conference to those registered for this session. Level: K-12


Speakers

Thursday October 31, 2013 9:00am - 12:00pm
Governor Conference Room

9:00am

S104. Common Core and Web 2.0 Technology
By now we are well aware of the Common Core. How can you address the standards while implementing technology? They go hand-in-hand! We will cover Web 2.0 tools that can be used to address Common Core and project ideas that are media rich, incorporating research and real-world projects into one! BYOD Level: K-12


Thursday October 31, 2013 9:00am - 12:00pm
Capitol IV

9:00am

S105. Utilizing the 2013 Danielson Framework for Teaching to Develop Library Media Specialist Evaluation Rubrics

This session will provide specific steps and sample Danielson-based library media specialist rubrics to support participants in developing the structure (domains, components, levels of performance, and critical attributes) of a meaningful evaluation rubric for library media specialist's practice. Level: K-12 


Speakers
DP

Dr. Pamela Rosa

Certified Danielson Facilitator


Thursday October 31, 2013 9:00am - 12:00pm
Capitol II

9:00am

S106. Using Google Drive to Collaborate

Looking for a way to increase collaboration to meet Common Core's objectives? Tired of students' work being saved to the wrong computer, or lost completely? Google Drive offers simple solutions to these and other problems. Become your school's Drive expert and watch your library program thrive.  BYOD Level: K-12 


Speakers

Thursday October 31, 2013 9:00am - 12:00pm
Capitol III

9:00am

S107. Library of Congress, Primary Sources and the Six Shifts to the Common Core

Participants will analyze lesson plans using primary sources from the Library of Congress and discuss how these lesson plans assist with the six shifts to the Common Core. Level: K-12 



Thursday October 31, 2013 9:00am - 12:00pm
Capitol VI

9:00am

S108. Beyond Lexiles: Why Do Kids have Trouble Reading Nonfiction?

The Common Core describes a 3-part model for measuring text complexity.  Explore how quantitative and qualitative measures, and matching readers to text, impact kids reading informational text. Get up to speed on the buzz words like lexiles, text exemplars, and close reading so you can sound like a CC expert! Level: K-12 



Thursday October 31, 2013 9:00am - 12:00pm
Capitol V

9:00am

S101. Keeping It Simple: Marketing Your School Library!

Looking for an efficient, easy to understand and implement strategy for marketing your school library?  This all day school library marketing boot camp is for you! You will learn:  your personal communication style and how this can enhance your marketing efforts; how to create a specific strategy for marketing your library that supports your school or library mission statement; the key elements that are included in a marketing plan; how to use the tools of marketing, advertising, promotion, PR and sales to implement your marketing plan; and ways to evaluate the success of your efforts. The format of this session is very interactive and will include examples of how other school librarians have implemented a marketing strategy to build the image of their library. 

Level: K-12 


Thursday October 31, 2013 9:00am - 4:30pm
Capitol I

1:30pm

S109. The Best Books of 2013 for High School Readers

Bigger, bolder, and better, the field of young adult literature continues to grow in quantity and quality. Michael Cart will guide you through the best new titles of 2013 for high school readers with his usual combination of humor and passion. Level: 9-12 


Speakers

Thursday October 31, 2013 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Illinois Conference Room

1:30pm

S110. New and Notable Nonfiction Books

Both fiction and non-fiction books belong in a Common Core curriculum. The latest and great trade books, along with some old favorites, will be presented along with ideas of how to incorporate them into your classroom. Level: K-12


Speakers
KM

Kathleen March

Anderson's Bookshop


Thursday October 31, 2013 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Governor Conference Room

1:30pm

S111. Gaga for Google

This session will cover the different apps within Google - including Gmail Tips and Tricks, Google Calendar, Google Drive, and scripts that can be used to make your life easier. This session will explore the different ways to integrate Google with students and staff. You will also leave with materials that you can take back to your school to start going Gaga for Google! BYOD Level: K-12 


Moderators
Speakers

Thursday October 31, 2013 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Capitol IV

1:30pm

S112. Finding Help in All the Right Places
Learning how to take the steps to forge and strengthen relationships between librarians, collaborate, and build your library program is the focus of this workshop. How do you create bonds with the public library or with the librarians in your own district? How can you work with administration to get them to see the value of this collaboration? What is possible once you do? This workshop will provide concrete examples of how these relationships provide the foundation upon which to grow a vibrant and exciting library program at your school. Level: K-12 

Speakers

Thursday October 31, 2013 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Capitol II

1:30pm

S113. Disaster Planning and Recovery of Libraries

This course will train library staff in critical elements of library disaster prevention, planning, and recovery.  Participants of the workshop will learn about different types of library disasters and their implications for collections, physical facilities, and human health and safety including water, fire and storm-related disasters. Students will learn how to plan for disasters including assessing and mitigating risks, creating an institutional disaster plan, and organizing a disaster recovery team.  Students will learn basic salvage techniques for typical library formats including books and paper, photographs, a/v media, and archival materials. Level: K-12 


Speakers

Thursday October 31, 2013 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Capitol III

1:30pm

S114. Grant Writing

Discover the basics or deepen your understanding of grant development. Learn to anticipate and develop funding needs into a clear budget, as well as plan for effective evaluation and reporting processes that will inspire funders' confidence. This session will teach you how to clarify and communicate goals, objectives, and outcomes in a proposal that gets your project noticed and give you tips about where to search for school library grants. Level: K-12 


Speakers

Thursday October 31, 2013 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Capitol V

1:30pm

S115. Researching the Library of Congress

Enliven your teaching with primary sources by learning the resources of the Library of Congress. Find resources on the LOC website, create interesting and rewarding exercises for identifying primary sources, and apply what you learn. Level: K-12 


Speakers

Thursday October 31, 2013 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Capitol VI

6:30pm

Meet and Greet
Thursday October 31, 2013 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Plaza F

7:00pm

Exhibits Open
Thursday October 31, 2013 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Plaza H and I

7:00pm

ISLMA and Anderson's Stores Open
Thursday October 31, 2013 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Plaza E
 
Friday, November 1
 

7:30am

Continental Breakfast
Friday November 1, 2013 7:30am - 8:30am
Diamond/Sapphire

8:00am

Annual Membership Meeting
Friday November 1, 2013 8:00am - 8:30am
Diamond Room

8:30am

Exhibits Open
Friday November 1, 2013 8:30am - 4:30pm
Plaza H and I

8:30am

ISLMA and Anderson's Stores Open
Friday November 1, 2013 8:30am - 5:00pm
Plaza E

9:30am

S1. Read-Alouds: Tools Valuable to the Core

Interested in read-alouds but unsure how to justify their place in a tight school schedule? Discover how to make read-alouds work for your students - and your administrators - by aligning these valuable learning tools with Common Core State Standards. Level: Middle/Jr. High 


Speakers

Friday November 1, 2013 9:30am - 10:30am
Capitol I

9:30am

S10. Get Your Game On: Make Professional Development Fun!

Professional development doesn't have to be boring! Librarians are often important professional development providers in their buildings. Attend this session to learn how you can add gaming techniques to your professional learning experiences. Level: ALL


Speakers

Friday November 1, 2013 9:30am - 10:30am
Plaza F

9:30am

S11. Make the Monarch Award the Core of Your Literacy Program

Join the excitement as we give concrete recommendations on using the 2014 Monarch list to engage students with authors and genres. See how the Monarch supports the Common Core. Show your students how to have fun while reading critically. Level: Elementary



Friday November 1, 2013 9:30am - 10:30am
Governor Conference Room

9:30am

S12. Voicethread, Podcasting, & Student Choice: Lessons Learned from a Year of Multidisciplinary Co-Teaching between a Middle School Language Arts Teacher & School Librarian

This session will highlight the unique relationship built between the two presenters who co-taught most projects for the 6th-8th grade Language Arts courses at their school last year. Presenters will describe the collaborative process, grading collaboratively, as well as many of the projects they completed this past year. Level: ALL



Friday November 1, 2013 9:30am - 10:30am
Illinois Conference Room

9:30am

S13. For First Time Attendees: A Conference Orientation

Are you new to ISLMA or is this your first time attending conference? Start off with this session geared toward making your first conference experience a good one. Learn about networking opportunities and meet other newcomers as well. Level: ALL


Speakers

Friday November 1, 2013 9:30am - 10:30am
Sangamon Conference Room

9:30am

S14. Put Your Feet Up, It's Time to Relax

Retirees are invited to this session to discuss, well, whatever they want to! Catch up with old friends, learn about new opportunities, and find ways to stay connected to the profession. Level: ALL


Speakers

Friday November 1, 2013 9:30am - 10:30am
Springfield Conference Room

9:30am

S2. The Kids are Crazy. What Do I Do?

How many times have you ended the period and counted down the minutes until the end of the day? How many times have you looked at a student and just wondered, "is it a full moon today?" For those exhausting days when it just doesn't go right, here are some tips and tricks to help the day go more smoothly so you can concentrate on teaching and not wrangling! BYOD Level: Elementary


Speakers

Friday November 1, 2013 9:30am - 10:30am
Capitol II

9:30am

S3. Portals, Databases, and eBooks...Oh My!

Attend this session and learn how library resources can help you bridge the gap from the library to the classroom by infusing didactic databases and powerful portals into curriculum! Discover digital tools to help students assimilate information literacy skills, critical thinking and problem solving into everyday research assignments. Transcend the boundaries of research today and engage students in unique ways that are destined to prepare them for the demands of the future. Level: Middle/Jr. High/High School


Speakers
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Andy Durren

Strategic Account Executive - Gale, Cengage Learning, Inc


Friday November 1, 2013 9:30am - 10:30am
Capitol III

9:30am

S4. Digital Preservation

Our digital collections and records keep increasing in number daily, but these collections require a different set of plans and skills than print collections in order to preserve them for long term use. This lecture will outline the six components of preserving digital materials including steps for selecting materials to preserve digitally, how to protect your digital content, and provisions for long term access and management. Level: ALL


Speakers

Friday November 1, 2013 9:30am - 10:30am
Capitol IV

9:30am

S5. Becoming a Key Player in Implementing Common Core State Standards in Schools Panel Discussion (LBSS)

Five winners of the first round of Read for Information Grants will share their project experiences including grant writing tips, how they collaborated with their peers to implement CCSS, and the impact to their library programs. Level: ALL



Friday November 1, 2013 9:30am - 10:30am
Capitol V

9:30am

S6. Google Docs for Media Specialists

Google Docs is a FREE and awesome resource for school librarians to collaborate with students and teachers. Come learn how cool your library could be with Google Docs. Level: Elementary/Middle/Jr. High


Speakers

Friday November 1, 2013 9:30am - 10:30am
Plaza A

9:30am

S7. Connecting with Comics

Explore comics format and how research connects it to learning. Gather ideas for collection development, library policies, marketing your collection, and helping students choose "just right" titles.  Booktalks of the newest comics for youth K-8 will be shared. BYOD Level: Elementary/Middle/Jr. High



Friday November 1, 2013 9:30am - 10:30am
Plaza B

9:30am

S8. Traversing the Common Core Jungle: Don't Just Survive - Thrive!

We've entered a dense jungle of standards where our survival skills are being tested.  Pause for reflection and gain a new sense of direction to forge a path for your learning community.  Depart with a pack of tools and strategies you can implement immediately to survive and thrive! Level: ALL 



Friday November 1, 2013 9:30am - 10:30am
Plaza C

9:30am

S9. What's New in Children's Literature for Grades 3-5

Hear what's new and exciting in Children's Literature for the 3-5 class as well as ideas of how you can incorporate these materials into your classroom including Common Core tie-ins. Level: Elementary/Middle/Jr. High


Speakers
KM

Kathleen March

Anderson's Bookshop


Friday November 1, 2013 9:30am - 10:30am
Plaza D

10:45am

S15. Common Reading: Building School Spirit

The presenter will describe two common reading programs implemented at Carbondale Community High School during the 2011-2012 and 2012-2013 school years and present a rationale for common reading as well as tips for planning and funding a project. Level: Middle/Jr. High/High School


Speakers

Friday November 1, 2013 10:45am - 11:45am
Capitol I

10:45am

S16. Tweet This! Social Media for Librarians

Discover exciting ways to promote library programming and collections using the hottest social media platforms. Use social media to engage your students, faculty, and school community in dynamic discussions and relevant reference research. BYOD (Smart phone or other mobile device) Level: ALL


Speakers
avatar for Benjamin Webb

Benjamin Webb

Faculty Associate, Illinois State University
I am a Faculty Associate at Illinois State University and teaches at University High School in Normal, Illinois as a part of the Laboratory Schools. Graduate of Augustana College in Rock Island, Mr. Webb teaches Drama and Freshman English as well as independent studies in Acting, Directing & Playwriting, and Scenography. He is a proponent of 1:1 technology deployments and dabbles in Mac OSX and iOS teaching environments.


Friday November 1, 2013 10:45am - 11:45am
Capitol II

10:45am

S17. Summer Library Programming

Libraries can be the front line of defense in the battle against academic summer regression.  In this session we will show how opening our library for as few as two hours per week during the summer made a huge impact on our school community. Level: Elementary/Middle/Jr. High



Friday November 1, 2013 10:45am - 11:45am
Capitol III

10:45am

S18. Revitalizing Research: Bringing it to the 21st Century

Learn how students can develop a collaborative “learning hub” by embracing blogs, wikis, and other Web 2.0 resources to complete the research process. Presenters will demonstrate how they revitalized research by engaging students in examining scholarly sources, taking annotated notes, organizing their research and producing multi-media projects. Rubrics and student samples will be shared. Level: High School



Friday November 1, 2013 10:45am - 11:45am
Capitol IV

10:45am

S19. Teen Volunteers in Your Library

In this session we will focus on practical approaches to including teen volunteers in your school library. Topics covered will include applications, job descriptions, evaluations, and more! Level: Middle/Jr. High/High School



Friday November 1, 2013 10:45am - 11:45am
Capitol V

10:45am

S20. Update on the Common Core and the New State Report Cards

Join us for an update on recent actions of the General Assembly and the Illinois State Board of Education that will impact you as an educator. Topics covered include the new School Report Card, Common Core, and the Longitudinal Data System and other items of interest to school librarians. Level: ALL



Friday November 1, 2013 10:45am - 11:45am
Plaza A

10:45am

S21. Blogging the Bluestems
This session will present the use of a blogging website to have students engage in the reading of the Bluestem nominees. It will cover the basics of setting up a blog and managing it. The presenter will also show how she has made changes over the two years of blogging to make it a fun experience for the students. BYOD  Level: Elementary/Middle/Jr. High

Speakers

Friday November 1, 2013 10:45am - 11:45am
Plaza B

10:45am

S22. From Hide-and-Seek to Original Thesis: Rejuvenating Research

Lifeless literature research papers provided the motivation for high school English teachers to join forces with the school librarian to revitalize the research paper.  Now, the Big6 process provides structure, and electronic note cards with Google Drive reduce the drudgery.  Most importantly, each student experiences the excitement and ownership that comes from developing a unique, original thesis statement.  You'll leave with ideas for revitalizing research in any subject area. Level: Middle/Jr. High/High School



Friday November 1, 2013 10:45am - 11:45am
Plaza C

10:45am

S23. For the Busy Librarian: Creating Book Activities & Discussions in 15 Minutes

Books are meant to be used! Every book from Olivia to Hunger Games can be used to further learning. Margo Dill teaches you how to quickly create engaging activities and questions for books by looking for key ideas while reading and being familiar with the curriculum in your district and state. This workshop will be useful for anyone who shares books with children and designs activities or lesson plans to go with them. Level: ALL


Speakers

Friday November 1, 2013 10:45am - 11:45am
Plaza D

10:45am

S24. Best of the Best in New High School Literature

In this session Michael presents his annual whirlwind tour of the best books of 2013 for high school readers. Though occasionally breathless, Michael promises his usual passionate devotion to books and their readers.  Level: High School


Speakers

Friday November 1, 2013 10:45am - 11:45am
Plaza F

10:45am

S25. Hoofs, Horns, Claws, Paws and Plain Old Feet, New Experiences in Reading!

Get a jump-start on the 2014 Summer Reading theme and find ways to integrate 'hands-on/minds on' activities from your local agriculture community. Walk away with programs to implement on Monday--and next summer! Level: Elementary



Friday November 1, 2013 10:45am - 11:45am
Governor Conference Room

10:45am

S26. E-Library Adoption: Our Journey

Join us as we review our journey towards developing a 21st century digital library program.  Our presentation will review all of the logistical concerns for schools wishing to create an e-library with 24/7 access for students. Come to learn about devices, vendors, apps, collection development, as well as, implementation for staff and students. Level: Elementary/Middle/Jr. High



Friday November 1, 2013 10:45am - 11:45am
Illinois Conference Room

10:45am

S27. Meet Ed - TPA
Have you been or want to be a cooperating librarian for a university licensure program?  Are you a candidate in a program, who will be student teaching?  If so, meet Ed-TPA, the new Teacher Performance Assessment for student teachers.  This new assessment is required by state law and will be fully implemented in fall 2014.  How will it impact you as a supervisor or as a candidate? Level: ALL



Speakers

Friday November 1, 2013 10:45am - 11:45am
Sangamon Conference Room

10:45am

S28. Britannica Digital Learning

Join us to learn about Britannica's exciting digital resources for classroom and library use-- the products that can be accessed anytime, anywhere, on any device, for a highly affordable price, making it the ideal tool for supporting the Common Core Standards. Level: ALL


Speakers
AH

Anna Householder

Britannica Digital Learning
JR

John Russell

Britannica Digital Learning 


Friday November 1, 2013 10:45am - 11:45am
Springfield Conference Room

11:45am

Sandwich Buffet Lunch
You must have your lunch ticket with you.

Friday November 1, 2013 11:45am - 1:15pm
Diamond/Sapphire

1:15pm

S29. Going Beyond a Pocket of Poems to Find Uniquely New Poetry Lessons

Bring new life to your poetry lessons while supporting Common Core standards.  Participants will receive book lists, lesson ideas and electronic handout links appropriate for a variety of grade levels. Level: Elementary



Friday November 1, 2013 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Capitol I

1:15pm

S30. Life in Transition: Getting to the Core

Forty-five.  That’s the number of states that have adopted and begun the implementation of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Illinois educators will need to redesign their lessons and classroom activities to ensure that course content is rigorous and aligned to the CCSS. What role will the media specialist have in addressing this challenge?  Join this session to learn how Gale’s digital resources, including resources available via the Tennessee Electronic Library, support Common Core Standards and elevate the college and career readiness of our students. Level: Middle/Jr. High/High School


Friday November 1, 2013 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Capitol II

1:15pm

S31. Using ProQuest to Support Student Research

This session will include a topical look at contemporary issues across the spectrum of Proquest K-12 resources. We will explore key information as well as the tools available in many resources to effectively research topics, organize, save and present information, differentiate instruction, and support Common Core standards.  Learn how to get the most out of your resources to provide context for students with multimedia options. Level: ALL


Speakers

Friday November 1, 2013 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Capitol III

1:15pm

S32. Elementary Battle of the Books

Want to know our secret to getting our 4th and 5th graders really excited about reading the award books?  Learn how to host your own Battle of the Books to keep your students interested and engaged in pleasure reading! Level: Elementary



Friday November 1, 2013 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Capitol IV

1:15pm

S33. Web Tool Smackdown

What's the latest, greatest tool out there? Come find out as two Media Specialists hold the ultimate web tool smackdown! This session will move quickly, so come prepared! This session is suitable for beginners and advanced. Come one, come all! Level: ALL



Friday November 1, 2013 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Capitol V

1:15pm

S34. Aligning Your Curriculum to ISAIL and the Common Core
The presenter will share methods used to align lessons to both ISAIL and Common Core Standards. Librarians can use the methods and forms presented and adapt them to their own curriculum and/or come away with lesson ideas that are already aligned. Level: ALL

Speakers

Friday November 1, 2013 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Plaza A

1:15pm

S35. Welcome To Your Library: The Future of Student Library Orientation

Want to empower your students' transition to a new library environment using technology-driven, student-centered orientation activities?  This session will cover two options for student exploration: podcast tour and interactive map. BYOD Level: Middle/Jr. High/High School


Speakers

Friday November 1, 2013 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Plaza B

1:15pm

S36. Revolutionizing Access to Digital Content

Hear how one school district embarked on a pilot program to put quality digital texts into their students and teachers hands as they moved closer to a 1:1 initiative. In the process they created a new template for how to utilize this content in a library context through simultaneous and unlimited access. Level: ALL


Speakers

Friday November 1, 2013 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Plaza C

1:15pm

S37. What's New in Children's Literature for Grades PreK-2

Hear what's new and exciting in Children's Literature for the PreK-2 class as well as ideas of how you can incorporate these materials into your classroom including Common Core tie-ins.  Level: Elementary


Speakers
KM

Kathleen March

Anderson's Bookshop


Friday November 1, 2013 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Plaza D

1:15pm

S38. Top 10 Reasons to be School Librarian

Being a school librarian is great, but sometimes we forget just how wonderful it is. Be prepared to share your best ideas for success and to leave the session excited and inspired to be a school librarian.  Level: ALL


Speakers

Friday November 1, 2013 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Plaza F

1:15pm

S39. Two Innovative Ideas to Engage Readers

This session will cover two non-related, but intriguing, opportunities for students.
The first is the implementation of a project called QR Codes to Grow Independent Readers. The second is a reading incentive program that challenges students, grades 4-8 to read "A Million Words" in a three-month period. Level: Elementary/Middle/Jr. High



Friday November 1, 2013 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Governor Conference Room

1:15pm

S40. Evaluating Multicultural Children's Literature

Could there be books on your shelves that might offend someone?  Learn what you need to know to evaluate children's literature about various cultures and view examples of flawed and offensive books of the past and present.  Level: ALL



Friday November 1, 2013 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Illinois Conference Room

1:15pm

S41. Using eBooks to Enhance Student Learning

eBooks provide incredible opportunities for libraries to connect with users, but they also represent significant challenges including technology, cost, integration with existing discovery tools or catalogs, and of course, content. Learn how libraries are using eBooks to work with students and teachers, including some best practice examples from other libraries. The program will also offer information on trends in e-publishing and how libraries can prepare for the future. You can also hear the latest news on the RAILS eBook grant project to make ebooks available to RAILS members.   Level: ALL



Friday November 1, 2013 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Sangamon Conference Room

1:15pm

S42. Just Pete - A Lesson on Bullying

I will discuss my book, Just Pete, and show teachers how to keep students engaged as they use it in the classroom along with vocabulary and literary terms, journal questions, and bullying lessons all aligned to the Common Core Standards. Level: Middle/Jr. High/High School


Speakers

Friday November 1, 2013 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Springfield Conference Room

2:30pm

S43. Uncommonly Good Books for Common Core Instruction: Using Award Lists to Meet Common Core Standards

We all know about the Newbery and the Caldecott, and maybe even the Siebert and the Printz, but there are also other book award resources that can inform selection and provide support for collection development, book talks and more. Level: ALL


Speakers

Friday November 1, 2013 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Capitol I

2:30pm

S44. 90-Second Newbery Film Festival

The 90-Second Newbery Film Festival is an annual video contest in which young filmmakers create movies that tell the entire story of a Newbery award-winning book in 90 seconds or less. Come watch the best of the movies and get tips for blending literacy and technology in your library. BYOD Level: Elementary/Middle/Jr. High


Speakers

Friday November 1, 2013 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Capitol II

2:30pm

S45. Furthering your Journey with iPads

So you have started using iPads in your library and it’s going great -- or well, sorta great.  Let’s be honest; there are some bumps in the road to using iPads in the library.  Come to this session to learn more about getting student work off the iPads, sharing student work with other teachers and home and more. Don't worry if you have one iPad or thirty, are a newbie or are advanced, this session will help you learn to share the great work your students are doing in the library. Level: Elementary


Speakers

Friday November 1, 2013 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Capitol III

2:30pm

S46. Discover Your Dragon

Discover Your Dragon translates martial arts principles to develop character in middle school and high school students.  This book and program has become extremely popular amongst students, and is required reading in schools throughout the country. Level: Middle/Jr. High/High School


Speakers

Friday November 1, 2013 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Capitol IV

2:30pm

S47. Choosing eBook Vendors--Getting to the Core

Confused about your options? Who has the best selection? Devices, devices!! In this session, we will learn about how eBooks are used in the library and classroom to support Common Core, licensing arrangements, devices suitable for the library and some tips on how to avoid a costly mistake. Level: ALL


Speakers
LH

Lois Hanley

District Account Manager - Baker & Taylor


Friday November 1, 2013 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Capitol V

2:30pm

S48. Ways to Increase Circulation

The key to improving reading scores is getting more students reading more.  Make your library the best reading program in your school.  Here are 25 different ways to improve circulation in your library that will cost you almost nothing. Level: High School


Speakers

Friday November 1, 2013 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Plaza A

2:30pm

S49. The Future of LBSS Grants

Join members of the LBSS Foundation board for a discussion on the grant opportunities offered through the foundation. LBSS is looking to make changes and we want your input. This is your opportunity to contribute to the process with your comments and suggestions. Level: ALL



Friday November 1, 2013 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Plaza B

2:30pm

S50. ILS2G-Info Lit Skills 2 Go!!

Help your college bound students get ahead by truly understanding and learning information literacy skills. Join ILEAD-USA's Team Amazing to hear all about their interactive program that allows students to work through modules of information literacy so they'll be research ready! Level: High School



Friday November 1, 2013 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Plaza C

2:30pm

S51. Using Templates to Scaffold Research Writing

Help your students to write well-organized, detailed, plagiarism-free research papers with less anxiety. My templates make research papers easier for students to write and easier for teachers to grade. Take home the tool that teachers and students are asking to use. Level: Middle/Jr. High/High School


Speakers

Friday November 1, 2013 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Plaza D

2:30pm

S52. Best of the Best in New Middle School Literature

In this session Michael Cart guides listeners through his choices for YA literature for grades 6-8 with his usual combination of wit and passion for the best the year has to offer. Level: Middle/Jr. High


Speakers

Friday November 1, 2013 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Plaza F

2:30pm

S53. Using Multicultural Literature to Teach Global Awareness and Understanding

Enhance the curriculum with quality novels, picture books and folktales and pair them with informational text for inquiry and research to develop critical readers and expand student understanding of our world. Level: Elementary/Middle/Jr. High



Friday November 1, 2013 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Governor Conference Room

2:30pm

S54. ISLE.org - The New Frontier

Learn about the Illinois Shared Learning Environment vision for how data, applications, and people can work together to create better opportunities for students and educators. Level: ALL



Friday November 1, 2013 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Illinois Conference Room

2:30pm

S55. Deals with the Dark Side: School and Public Library Partnerships

How can public and school librarians develop a close working relationship? In times of shrinking budgets and greater demands on fewer staff, working partnerships between public and school librarians can result in great results for the entire community. See how collaboration can impact your curriculum, student achievement, and access to community resources. Level: Middle/Jr. High/High School



Friday November 1, 2013 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Sangamon Conference Room

2:30pm

S56. What Can Your Garden Grow?

Gardening is a “natural” way to engage students while supporting Common Core standards. You’ll learn how a library gardening program has incorporated informational texts, provided opportunities for directed writing, created enthusiasm for STEM topics, and how these can be incorporated in the classroom whether or not you have space for a garden plot. Level: Elementary/Middle/Jr. High



Friday November 1, 2013 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Springfield Conference Room

4:00pm

Exhibits Raffle
Friday November 1, 2013 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Plaza H and I

6:30pm

Awards Banquet
Tim Green is the banquet speaker. You must have your dinner ticket with you.

Friday November 1, 2013 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Diamond/Sapphire
 
Saturday, November 2
 

7:30am

Author Breakfast
Sharon Draper is the guest speaker. You must have your breakfast ticket with you.

Saturday November 2, 2013 7:30am - 9:00am
Diamond/Sapphire

9:00am

Author Showcase
Want to talk with a variety of different authors or get your books autographed?   Then, the Author Showcase is the place to be!  Books will be available for purchase at the bookstore.  

Saturday November 2, 2013 9:00am - 10:00am
Plaza G

9:00am

ISLMA and Anderson's Stores Open
Saturday November 2, 2013 9:00am - 2:30pm
Plaza E

10:00am

S57. Scoop It, Curate, Annotate, Share

Looking to incorporate curation tools into research projects? Find yourself wondering how to help teachers build projects that will engage students, foster learning while building both the research skills and technology skills that Common Core demands? Learn about two different projects that began with an independent book choice and incorporated FREE applications: Scoop.It, Edmodo and Google Forms. Level: Middle/Jr. High/High School


Speakers

Saturday November 2, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
Capitol I

10:00am

S58. Teaching with Primary Sources from the Library of Congress

Dive into the primary sources available digitally through the Library of Congress! This session will discuss the importance of including visual literacy in your lessons and collaborations, how to access the vast amount of online resources available from the Library of Congress website, and connections to the Common Core State Standards. Expand your collection with the free digital resources available from the Library of Congress. Level: Elementary


Speakers

Saturday November 2, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
Capitol II

10:00am

S59. School Librarians are Essential to Student Achievement: An ILEAD-USA Project

A team of five Illinois school librarians joined ILEAD USA, a continuing education project sponsored by the Illinois State Library,IMLS and a Laura Bush 21st Century grant program that focuses on leadership, participatory technology, and team specific goals. Learn about their project which focuses on a PR campaign to advocate the essential role of Illinois school librarians in Common Core education and targets administration and school board members.  Level: ALL



Saturday November 2, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
Capitol III

10:00am

S60. Grants Tips and Tricks

Have you applied for a grant, but didn't get it? If you would like tips and suggestions for writing a successful grant, then this is the session for you! Leslie Forsman, an experienced grant reader, will tell you what reviewers look for in a successful grant application and what you can do to increase your odds of winning. Level: ALL


Speakers

Saturday November 2, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
Capitol V

10:00am

S61. Curious about a Dewey Free System

A wonderful opportunity to hear firsthand how a K - 8 school district designed a Dewey-free system, which helped rejuvenate circulation and promoted student discoveries on new subjects supported by Common Core. Attend and have your questions answered by librarians who successfully implemented a Dewey free system. Level: Elementary/Middle/Jr. High



Saturday November 2, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
Plaza A

10:00am

S62. Lipdubs- Quick and Easy

Schools all over are using lipdubs to motivate students and convey a message. Lipdubs can be quick and easy to produce. They can enhance a school climate. Join this media specialist as he shows a couple examples and goes through the process of creating a lipdub. Level: ALL


Speakers
avatar for Jacob Roskovensky

Jacob Roskovensky

High School Library Media Specialist, Charleston CUSD#1
Boating, Galbrarians,


Saturday November 2, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
Plaza B

10:00am

S63. Authors at Your School! Grades K-5

Come to this session to meet 10 authors who visit schools of your level. They’ll give a sample of their presentations. You’ll also get some ideas of where you might obtain funding for such visits. If you feel author visits incite more reading among students come see our authors at work. Level: Elementary/Middle/Jr. High


Speakers

Saturday November 2, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
Plaza C

10:00am

S64. Authors at Your School! Grades 6-12

Come to this session to meet 10 authors who visit schools of your level. They’ll give a sample of their presentations. You’ll also get some ideas of where you might obtain funding for such visits. If you feel author visits incite more reading among students come see our authors at work.  Level: Middle/Jr. High/High


Speakers

Saturday November 2, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
Plaza D

10:00am

S65. Bookshare and Leveling the Field

Bookshare is a little-known free program available for your students with reading disabilities or visual or physical disabilities that interfere with reading. With over 179,000 books, newspapers and magazines available plus a free app for PCs or Macs., this program offers access to reading for pleasure and assistance to our students with reading disabilities in completing research projects, and more.  Level: ALL


Speakers

Saturday November 2, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
Plaza F

10:00am

S66. Find Your O.A.S.I.S.

O.A.S.I.S. - Outreach Access Supporting Integrated Services. The O.A.S.I.S. team of ILEAD USA, funded by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, is working to improve virtual services to students who cannot physically come to the library due to distance, disabilities, or simply because of after-library hours. Come learn about the team's ideas, progress, and plans for better serving this significant population.  Level: Middle/Jr. High/High School


Speakers

Saturday November 2, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
Governor Conference Room

10:00am

S67. Monarch Madness and Bluestem Bonanza

Learn about a Monarch and Bluestem program that has had great success in my schools. The teachers have asked me where I "bought" the program. The students have flocked to the public library to check out books after I've been at their school.  Students become very involved in these games that not only encourage critical thinking skills, but group participation and teamwork.  Level: Elementary/Middle/Jr. High


Speakers

Saturday November 2, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
Illinois Conference Room

10:00am

S68 (43) Uncommonly Good Books for Common Core Instruction: Using Award Lists to Meet Common Core Standards
We all know about the Newbery and the Caldecott, and maybe even the Siebert and the Printz, but there are also other book award resources that can inform selection and provide support for collection development, book talks and more. Level: ALL

Speakers

Saturday November 2, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
Sangamon Conference Room

10:00am

S69 (20) Update on theNew Common Core and the New State Report Cards
Join us for an update on recent actions of the General Assembly and the Illinois State Board of Education that will impact you as an educator. Topics covered include the new School Report Card, Common Core, and the Longitudinal Data System and other items of interest to school librarians. Level: ALL


Saturday November 2, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
Springfield Conference Room

11:15am

Barbeque Buffet Lunch
You must have your lunch ticket with you.

Saturday November 2, 2013 11:15am - 12:15pm
Plaza H and I

12:15pm

Keynote Session - Examining the Sacred Cows of School Librarianship
Speakers
avatar for Tiffany Whitehead

Tiffany Whitehead

Tiffany Whitehead is a Teacher-Librarian at Central Middle School in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and the author of the Mighty Little Librarian Blog (mightylittlelibrarian.com). Tiffany graduated from Northwestern State University of Louisiana in 2012 with a Master of Education in Education Technology Leadership and from Southeastern Louisiana University in 2007 with a BS in Elementary Education. Currently, Tiffany is serving as the President of ISTE... Read More →


Saturday November 2, 2013 12:15pm - 1:15pm
Plaza G

1:30pm

S70. Using Project CRISS in the School Library to Meet Common Core State Standards

Project CRISS is an educational initiative designed to help students of all abilities learn content information across the curriculum and throughout the grade levels. Project CRISS stands for Creating Independence through Student-owned Strategies, and it is a collection of best practice strategies designed to help students become more independent learners. This session will introduce the principles and philosophies behind Project CRISS and offer resources and lessons that can be used for instruction in the school media center. Level: ALL


Speakers

Saturday November 2, 2013 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Capitol I

1:30pm

S71. Screencasts for Teaching and Learning

Are you a fan of Khan Academy?  Screencasting allows digital recording of a computer screen—no experience or editing software necessary. Screencasts save time, eliminate re-teaching, and help create flipped classrooms.  After attending, participants will determine which screencasting tool will best fit their educational needs, identify a process they could explain via a screencast and try at least one tool. BYOD    Level: ALL


Speakers

Saturday November 2, 2013 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Capitol II

1:30pm

S72. Bring the Field Museum into Your School!

The Harris Loan Program at the Field Museum in Chicago provides educators the opportunity to bring artifacts and unique objects from the collection into schools. Learn how to pair these resources with curriculum in a way that will spark the curiosity of students and take learning to the next level.  Level: ALL



Saturday November 2, 2013 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Capitol III

1:30pm

S73. On the Same Page--A Community-Wide Reading Project

What do Burmese jungles, one-armed softball warriors, and Sudanese refugees have in common?  These topics have captured our community through our middle school "On the Same Page" project.  Let our experiences of the past five years help you plan and promote your own school-wide or community-wide reading event. Level: Elementary/Middle/Jr. High


Speakers

Saturday November 2, 2013 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Capitol IV

1:30pm

S74. Intellectual Freedom Panel Discussion

How do you handle a book challenge in your library or how do you support teachers when classroom books are challenged?  Join Chris Abbott and Amanda McKay to discuss the issue of intellectual freedom.  The Helen Matthes Library won the Illinois Library Association's Intellectual Freedom award in 2012 and Hadley Junior High was part of a challenge of the book The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. Level: ALL



Saturday November 2, 2013 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Capitol V

1:30pm

S75. Idea Exchange Facilitated Discussion

Do you need suggestions or are you looking for solutions? Join your peers in this facilitated discussion to find ideas, best practices, and answers for issues in your library. Participants need only to bring themselves and a willingness to share.  Level: ALL



Saturday November 2, 2013 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Plaza A

1:30pm

S76. Learning from Your Peeps

(Peeps: | pēpz| n. People, friends, colleagues, professionals, you know, all those people that you often learn from.) Media school specialists are often called upon to facilitate professional development (PD) in the school. But how do YOU get your PD? Build a learning network! Join us as we look at tools used to create an online Personal Learning Network (PLN), including Twitter, Blogs and RSS Feeds, and Podcasts. This session will help the beginner get started and those already immersed add to their PLN “peeps”. BYOD Level: ALL


Speakers
avatar for Patti Fleser

Patti Fleser

Media Specialist, Deer Path Middle School


Saturday November 2, 2013 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Plaza B

1:30pm

S77. Why Did the Librarian Cross the Road? Using Humor to Connect with Students

Jenny Meyerhoff, author of the humorous middle grade novels The Barftastic Life of Louie Burger, Sami's Sleepaway Summer, and Third Grade Baby, discusses different kinds of humorous devices and how to connect readers with the right kind of humor. She will also talk about humorous ways to present books that grab students’ attention, and make the case for why humorous books are just as important as "great literature" and don't have to be mutually exclusive. Level: Elementary


Speakers

Saturday November 2, 2013 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Plaza C

1:30pm

S78. Using eBooks to Enhance Student Learning
Repeat from Friday.
eBooks provide incredible opportunities for libraries to connect with users, but they also represent significant challenges including technology, cost, integration with existing discovery tools or catalogs, and of course, content. Learn how libraries are using eBooks to work with students and teachers, including some best practice examples from other libraries. The program will also offer information on trends in e-publishing and how libraries can prepare for the future. You can also hear the latest news on the RAILS eBook grant project to make ebooks available to RAILS members. Level: ALL


Saturday November 2, 2013 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Plaza D

1:30pm

S79. Making Books Come Alive for Adolescent Readers

This presentation by Sharon M. Draper will discuss her YA novels and their impact on adolescent readers. It is possible to engage and excite young adults, even for students who swear they "hate to read," as long as you know which books to offer them and how to capture their imaginations through action. She will discuss the necessity of literary value in YA literature, the importance of humor and immediacy, and the value of strong, positive role models for young readers. Level: Middle/Jr. High/High School


Speakers
avatar for Sharon M. Draper

Sharon M. Draper

Sharon M. Draper is a New York Times bestselling author who has received the Coretta Scott King Award for both Copper Sun and Forged by Fire. Her book, Out of My Mind, has won multiple awards and is a New York Times bestseller. She lives in Cincinnati, Ohio, where she taught high school English for twenty-five years and was named National Teacher of the Year. Visit her at SharonDraper.com.  |


Saturday November 2, 2013 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Plaza F

1:30pm

S80. How Class Dojo Saved My Sanity, Made My Students Better Learners, and Had the Administration Eating Out of My Hand

Behavior management is never a teacher's favorite job, but it is essential. Learn how to use Class Dojo, a simple (and free) online tool, to make your job managing behaviors a little easier. Level: ALL


Speakers

Saturday November 2, 2013 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Governor Conference Room

1:30pm

S81. Reading with the Abes

The ALHSBA committee will be presenting the books selected for the Abraham Lincoln High School Book Award for the 2013-14 school year. Also, do you want to be a reader for the selection committee or do you have a student who would like to be a reader? We will show you how to apply to be a reader, how to register your school to participate in the program, and how you can promote the "Abes" at your school. Join us for an up-close and personal look at the Abraham Lincoln High School Book Award Program. Level: High School



Saturday November 2, 2013 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Illinois Conference Room

1:30pm

S82 (35) Welcome to Your Library: The Future of Student Library Orientation
Want to empower your students' transition to a new library environment using technology-driven, student-centered orientation activities?  This session will cover two options for student exploration: podcast tour and interactive map. BYOD Level: Middle/Jr. High/High School

Speakers

Saturday November 2, 2013 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Sangamon Conference Room

1:30pm

S83 (2) The Kids are Crazy. What Do I Do?
How many times have you ended the period and counted down the minutes until the end of the day? How many times have you looked at a student and just wondered, "is it a full moon today?" For those exhausting days when it just doesn't go right, here are some tips and tricks to help the day go more smoothly so you can concentrate on teaching and not wrangling! BYOD Level: Elementary

Speakers

Saturday November 2, 2013 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Springfield Conference Room

2:45pm

S84. Building a Partnership with Your Local Public Library

SCHOOL'S OUT! How do you keep your students reading when the school library's closed? Come hear how two young adult librarians -- one in a middle school and one in a public library -- combined forces to bring exciting book-based programs to students, including a lunchtime book talk club and more. Level: Middle/Jr. High/High School



Saturday November 2, 2013 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Capitol I

2:45pm

S85. Common Core Thinking Using Primary Source Visuals

Visual Primary Sources are a wonderful way to build background knowledge, reinforce close looking, and practice the thinking that Common Core is requiring.  Participate in three hands-on lessons and become familiar with an analysis tool from the Library of Congress.  A list of resources to find the pictures will be provided.  Level: ALL


Speakers

Saturday November 2, 2013 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Capitol III

2:45pm

S86. ILLINOIS READS!

Come learn about this exciting new statewide reading project!  In its first year ILLINOIS READS features 35 books by Illinois authors.  Find out how we are partnering with the State Library's Family Reading Night.  Let's get Illinois reading! Level: ALL


Speakers

Saturday November 2, 2013 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Capitol IV

2:45pm

S87. Getting Published Panel Discussion

Do you have an idea, notes, or even an entire manuscript or article written?  What do you do next?  Join writers of fiction, nonfiction, and professional articles and books to find out how to get your writing published.  Jennifer Bromann-Bender will share how she had five books and eight articles for librarians published.  And authors Barbara Binns, Margo Dill, Cole Gibsen, Jenny Meyerhoff,Liesl Shurtliff and Hilary Wagner will share how they got their many books into the hands of children and teenagers. Level: ALL



Saturday November 2, 2013 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Capitol V

2:45pm

S88. Take Me to Your Reader: Using Sci-Fi and NIU's Free Online Book Club to Increase Literacy in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM)

Northern Illinois University’s STEM Teen Read brings together librarians, students, and experts to discover the science behind popular YA fiction novels. Participants will learn to use this online book club’s free resources (expert interviews, interactive games, discussion forums, and educator materials) to help students explore science, technology, engineering, and math. Level: Middle/Jr. High/High School



Saturday November 2, 2013 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Plaza A

2:45pm

S89. Caudill: At the Core of Reading

The annual Rebecca Caudill Young Readers' Book Award list has helped to stock library shelves for 26 years. How many of you have seen these books become part of your literacy core? Come share with others what titles have become part of your schools reading programs. Level: Middle/Jr. High


Speakers

Saturday November 2, 2013 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Plaza B

2:45pm

S90. Things I Learned about Struggling Readers and Possible Solutions

In a library with 82.5% very poor Hispanic patrons, “struggling reader” takes on a whole new meaning.  When suggesting a “fat” book, students would respond with genuine fear.  The answers included some strategies we already know but may have neglected, and resulted in a 45% circulation increase over last year! Level: High School


Speakers

Saturday November 2, 2013 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Plaza C

2:45pm

S91. Build It, Read It, Love It: How to Get Everyone Reading

Have you ever wished more students would participate in library-sponsored programs?  Would you like to engage teachers in an activity that will improve their connection to the library and children or young adult literature?  Then this session is for you. Level: ALL



Saturday November 2, 2013 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Plaza D

2:45pm

S92. Favorite Tech Tools to Engage Learners

With an ever-growing number of technology tools and resources available for teaching and learning, it's easy to be overwhelmed. This session will include a list of the best current tech tools available to engage learners and incorporate the Common Core State Standards into library and classroom activities. Level: ALL


Speakers
avatar for Tiffany Whitehead

Tiffany Whitehead

Tiffany Whitehead is a Teacher-Librarian at Central Middle School in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and the author of the Mighty Little Librarian Blog (mightylittlelibrarian.com). Tiffany graduated from Northwestern State University of Louisiana in 2012 with a Master of Education in Education Technology Leadership and from Southeastern Louisiana University in 2007 with a BS in Elementary Education. Currently, Tiffany is serving as the President of ISTE... Read More →


Saturday November 2, 2013 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Plaza F

2:45pm

S93. Development and Implementation of a Library Strategic Plan

Evanston/Skokie School District 65 Library Department has just completed a two-year strategic plan development process and would like to share it with our ISLMA colleagues! Our presentation will focus on the following topics: why we initiated the process; steps in the process; strategic plan implementation; and information collected (surveys, data). Level: ALL



Saturday November 2, 2013 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Governor Conference Room

2:45pm

S94. Becoming a Key Player in Implementing Common Core State Standards in Schools Panel Discussion (LBSS)

Five winners of the first round of Read for Information Grants will share their project experiences including grant writing tips, how they collaborated with their peers to implement CCSS, and the impact to their library programs. Level:  ALL



Saturday November 2, 2013 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Illinois Conference Room

2:45pm

S95 (7) Connecting with Comics
Explore comics format and how research connects it to learning. Gather ideas for collection development, library policies, marketing your collection, and helping students choose "just right" titles.  Booktalks of the newest comics for youth K-8 will be shared. BYOD Level: Elementary/Middle/Jr. High


Saturday November 2, 2013 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Sangamon Conference Room

2:45pm

S96 (22) From Hide-and-Seek to Original Thesis: Rejuvenating Research
Lifeless literature research papers provided the motivation for high school English teachers to join forces with the school librarian to revitalize the research paper.  Now, the Big6 process provides structure, and electronic note cards with Google Drive reduce the drudgery.  Most importantly, each student experiences the excitement and ownership that comes from developing a unique, original thesis statement.  You'll leave with ideas for revitalizing research in any subject area. Level: Middle/Jr. High/High School


Saturday November 2, 2013 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Springfield Conference Room